City Revokes Building Permits for 32-Story, 521-Foot-Tall Condo Tower Under Construction at 180 East 88th Street, Upper East Side

180 East 88th Street180 East 88th Street. Rendering by DDG

It was in September of 2015 when YIMBY last brought you news of the 32-story, 48-unit mixed-use tower under development at 180 East 88th Street, on the Upper East Side. At the time, we showed you what the view would be like from one of the upper-floor residential units. Since March, foundation work has been underway at the site, but the New York City Buildings Department recently issued a stop-work-order for the project due to a zoning controversy that allegedly allowed the developers to build a taller tower than normal, the New York Times reported. The Buildings Department says a four-foot-wide lot was created on East 88th Street to avoid streetwall and setback requirements, which allowed for the creation of a taller building. As a result, the department revoked the previously approved building permits and is requiring that DDG Partners submit new plans. The condominium tower was expected to be the tallest building above 72nd Street, at 521 feet in height. HTO Architect was the architect of record, although DDG designs their projects in-house.

180 East 88th Street

Foundation work stopped at 180 East 88th Street. Photo by Benjamin Norman for the NYT

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2 Comments on "City Revokes Building Permits for 32-Story, 521-Foot-Tall Condo Tower Under Construction at 180 East 88th Street, Upper East Side"

  1. Wow..look up and move to the tower, beauty queen was attracted every side.

  2. They started work again on this. Any idea how the plans changed?

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